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Afro-Descendant & Indigenous: News & Updates
March 7, 2016
assassaination of Berta Cáceres, Indigenous Rights leader and human rights defender, in her hometown of La Esperanza. Co-founder of COPINH who spent her life defending indigenous land and environmental rights.
February 26, 2016
assassination of five indigenous Tolupán residents of San Francisco Locomapa, whose community has been organizing to defend their ancestral lands from the economic interests of outsiders: large private landholders, hydroelectric dam companies, mining companies, and the timber industry.
February 25, 2016
police and military use force to block a march by mostly Lenca indigenous people protesting the construction of the Agua Zarca dam on the Gualcarque River
February 23, 2016
unjust imprisonment and maltreatment of Damián Gallardo Martinez, a teacher who has worked to defend the rights of indigenous communities and the right to education in the Mixe and Zapoteca regions of the Oaxaca Hills.
February 22, 2016
arson attack at the home of indigenous and environmental rights defenders Ana Miriam Romero and Rosalio Vasquez Pineda, members of the Lenca Indigenous Movement of La Paz (MILPAH) who are resisting construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Chinacla River in La Paz
February 6, 2016
The InterReligious Task Force, in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University, presents the 16th annual Social Justice Teach-In as a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn about critical human rights issues and practice hands-on skills to organize for change. This annual event attracts 500+ participants, many from area high schools and colleges. The Teach-In will provide participants with information, skills, and resources to support their own social justice programming at their schools and congregations.
January 26, 2016
assassination of journalist Marcos Hernández Bautista, who reported on influence of local political strongmen in Oaxaca State.
January 23, 2016
killing of Garífuna residents Joel Palacios Lino, age 24, and Elvis Armando Garcia, age 19, by Honduran Navy on Atlantic coast in Colón Dept.
January 22, 2016
unjust imprisonment of indigenous rights leader Nestora Salgado García, former head of Regional Coordinating Body of Community Authorities: Community Police (CRAC-PC) in Guerrero